Carlo DiClemente, professor of psychology, will serve as an expert panelist for the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Addiction Performance Project, which aims to break down the stigma associated with drug addiction and promote a healthy dialogue that fosters compassion, cooperation and understanding for patients living with this disease. The panel will take place on Saturday, August 6, at the American Psychological Association’s 119th Convention in Washington, DC.
The project is part of NIDA’s outreach to practicing health professionals. Actors Debra Winger and Arliss Howard will begin the performance with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” The reading will be followed by an expert panel reaction featuring DiClemente and facilitated audience discussion.
For more information about the performance and the project, visit nida.nih.gov/nidamed/APP/index.html.